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B&B at the Balboa 3/14 – Philip Guston Event

B&B at the Balboa-
Philip Guston: A Life Lived + Discussed

The Balboa Theatre (Balboa at 37th Avenue) has invited Bird & Beckett to collaborate with them from time to time to present book events paired with films! And so, with great anticipation, we offer you as our first event:

Monday, March 14 – 7 pm
Bill Berkson + Clark Coolidge in dialogue on the artist Philip Guston, with a rare screening of the 1980 documentary “Philip Guston: A Life Lived.”
Program introduced by Patrick James Dunagan

UC Press has just published Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures and Conversations, edited by Clark Coolidge, noted poet, musician and a collaborator with Guston in 1991 on the book Baffling Means: Writings/Drawings. Bill Berkson, who himself collaborated with the artist on the 1975 book of poems, Guston: Enigma Variations, is a poet, art writer and corresponding editor for Art in America who for many years taught literature and art history at the San Francisco Art Institute. James Patrick Dunagan recently published the chapbook,There Are People Who Say That Painters Shouldn’t Talk: A GUSTONBOOK (Post-Apollo).

Talk he did, and talk about him they will. The film, “Philip Guston: A Life Lived,” features extensive footage of the artist in his studio, discussing his work and his thoughts. Dunagan will introduced the post-film dialogue between Coolidge and Berkson.

Admission $10. Advance tix available at

Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa
at 37th Avenue – 221-8184.

Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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